Our IP specialists work at all stage of the IP life cycle and provide strategic advice about patent, trade mark and registered designs, as well as any IP-related disputes and legal and commercial requirements.
Tom handles a wide range of patent work, including original drafting, prosecution and opposition, particularly defensive oppositions, in the engineering, electronics, computing and physics fields. He also advises on Freedom-to-Operate, infringement issues and registered designs.
Areas of Expertise
- Optical devices and laser design
- Medical devices
- Telecommunication systems
- Semiconductor devices and fabrication
- Computer hardware and software
- Machine learning/ artificial intelligence
Tom works with a mix of multinationals, start-ups, individual applicants and foreign attorneys. These are predominantly UK based, and in the high tech/ mechanical engineering spheres.
He has a Master’s degree in Physics from the University of Exeter. He undertook two years of research into the solid-state theory of Memristors, before joining Mewburn Ellis LLP in 2013. He qualified as a European Patent Attorney in 2017 and a Chartered Patent Attorney in 2018.